Hexagonal Wristwatches' Box

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 12-31-2010 03:10 PM 2197 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Often times, watches are nowhere to find when you needed it on special occasion. It was challenging as to how compact would it be to make such box that can hold watches. I was reminded of how the bees are are well organized so I made this box.

The rhumboid design was started long time ago on sketchup and been always a challenge to make it real. A lot of troubles and remedies came during the construction. But I am so thankful for the encouragement of those buddies I have in LJ. Inspired and challenged by Martyn, Spalm, Degose, Andy, David, and many others, I combined those tutorials in making this construction.

But most of all, I like to thank Rand for the spiral router bits he gave me. I have used the 1/8” straight bit for making the groove where the dividers are glued. The rabbets on both bottom and top lid are also done by router.

In this project, my patience was really tested specially in the glue-up. Likewise the use of sliding miter saw let me face the greatest hazard in cutting those small pieces. The box is 12 inches corner to corner and height is 4 inches.

Lastly, I like to thank 2010 where the lumberjock came into my life and given me a lot of knowledge. Looking forward for more in 2011…. and years after. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!

The last photo is a teaser for those who are fond of cutting boards…..

-- Bert

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 03:52 PM

Great project !!! Bet the glue up was a test of patience. I like the work inside the box as much as the outside. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 04:15 PM

That is some box Bert.
Very impresive.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 04:43 PM

I love the design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 04:46 PM

Good use of space, Bert. Nice box.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 12-31-2010 05:39 PM

very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 12-31-2010 06:23 PM

Great job, very cool Box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 06:29 PM

Thanks to all. It is my first attempt to do it right… the next will be a better one.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 12-31-2010 06:35 PM

WOW Bert! Great Job!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 12-31-2010 07:26 PM

Nice work Bert. I loved your solution for the interior of the box too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 07:28 PM

Very cool box, excellent job!!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 07:30 PM

Very nice veneering work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 01-01-2011 12:15 AM

Nice job on your box, looks really great. Superb craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 10:11 AM

Thanks a lot for your comment.
Woodworm, Thanks but it is not made of veneer. It is of solid wood scrap pieces 6 mm end grain cut with 45 degree bevel joint (mitered joint in each piece).

-- Bert

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#14 posted 01-12-2011 02:36 PM

Love the design, how you combined all the pieces to form small “3D” cubes. This piece must of been a work of pure patience.

-- Jason Hillyer, Decatur IL

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#15 posted 01-16-2011 08:04 PM

Very intricate , must have taken a long time. Really nice!!!!!!

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